Currency Risk in the M&A Process

February 15, 2017 | 2PM EST | 1 hour | Online | by Chatham Financial | Recording Available

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Global M&A weathered an unpredictable 2016 with a dramatic surge in activity in the fourth quarter. In just the final quarter, we saw 1,429 cross-border deals, exceeding $388bn in volume – totaling nearly 40% of the year’s total deal volume in a period of material global uncertainty. While political risks and increasingly complex regulatory developments are here to stay in 2017, volatile currency markets have made predictability of valuations, deal closing, and financial performance upon integration even more challenging for corporate acquirers. Join us as we discuss the various stages of cross border acquisitions and focus on how holistic risk management practices during the entire M&A process can help address common hurdles and complexities.


In this webinar, Chatham will cover a variety of topics and practical tips to consider in each stage of the M&A process:
Due Diligence – Understand the impact of foreign acquisition on your financial statements, as well as the existing risk profile and risk mitigation programs that may be in place
Transaction – Consider the financial risks in your equity and debt capital structure and some strategies to mitigate the impact of currency fluctuations
Integration – Review the complexities that can arise as you merge hedging objectives, programs, and risk management processes across organizations


Amol DhargalkarAmol Dhargalkar is a Managing Director and member of Chatham’s Operating Committee. He leads the Global Corporate Sector serving public and private corporations focusing on interest rate, foreign currency and commodity risk management. He joined Chatham in 2001 and launched its Corporate Sector offerings in 2007. Amol has advised a broad spectrum of public and privately held companies as well as corporate private equity sponsors on the structuring, implementation, and accounting of their risk management programs totaling more than US $500 billion in hedged notional. Amol graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Economics. He also received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Palmer Scholar.


Amanda BreslinAmanda Breslin leads Chatham’s Corporate Treasury Advisory group, advising corporate clients on risk management strategy, analysis, and execution with respect to interest rate, currency, and commodities exposures. During her tenure at Chatham, Amanda has developed broad hedging experience advising corporate clients on complex FX hedging strategies, and advising real estate clients on issues pertaining to REIT structures and in navigating the process of collateral substitutions. Prior to joining Chatham, Amanda was an officer in the Army serving in both Germany and Afghanistan. Amanda received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has earned the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).